Heather Stump is a Calgary-based artist and art therapist who got hooked on stories at an early age—lying on her grandmother's bed and listening to what she and her sister called “Real Live Talking Stories”. Years later, Heather’s artwork often revolves around the concept of story; from the narrative elements present in her imagery to the artist books she creates to contain them. She even makes a living mostly from listening to people’s stories—and the threads from these tales-- interwoven with the threads of her own, often show up in her artwork. Heather enjoys helping others explore their creativity and cultivate their own voice(s)--through their visual images and with their words—art therapy clients are empowered to tell and embrace their own personal histories.
One of Heather's favourite artists is Edvard Munsch.